Telecom Italia today signed an agreement with the Trade Unions for the training and employment, through several channels, of over 350 young undergraduates and graduates. The scheme is designed to develop new managerial capabilities and fill the generational skills gap in order to prepare the company to face the new challenges of a rapidly changing competitive landscape.
The agreement contains a plan to extend existing relationships with universities and bring in new ones to help recruit and valorise the contribution of talented and motivated young people, linking research, further education and the workplace.
The training / employment programme is coherent with the agreement signed with the trade unions in August 2010.
The salient features of the scheme are as follows:
- New research doctorates for 95 young graduates in engineering or economics. The aim is to acquire highly skilled people interested in pursuing high level university research on specific projects of interest to the company. The doctorates will be launched through special conventions with universities in Turin, Milan, Bergamo, Bologna, Padua, Verona, Rome, Naples, Bari, Palermo, Catania and Messina;
- New postgraduate master's degrees (in ICT/Innovation/Marketing) aimed at talented graduates to be trained by the universities on specific subjects/skills. The masters' will be launched through special conventions with universities in Turin, Milan and Naples. Places are available following selection for 65 young graduates in engineering or economics.
- Extension of further education apprenticeships, introduced by the DayBefore scheme, aimed at undergraduates in engineering or economics. A further initiative will be launched involving 200 young undergraduates who will be engaged in the Technology/Open Access area on specific network engineering and management tasks related to the development of new ultrabroadband technologies (NGN and LTE). The scheme will last from 1 November 2011 to 31 December 2013.
“This agreement represents a further effort by Telecom Italia to find and recruit the young talent we require to drive the company forward in the future," stated COO Marco Patuano. "The engagement of highly qualified young people confirms Telecom Italia's commitment to creating jobs and rewarding merit. The move forms part of a constructive partnership with academia and the Trade Unions aimed at improving efficiency and enhancing skills within the company.”
Rome, 27 July 2011